YogiBeera (2558) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color, small head. Light alcohol brandy like taste, but intense. Almond and amaretto nose. Long lasting with a kick of hoppiness in the end. Nice.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Extremely dissapointed as I have really enjoyed Brooklyn’s other beers in the past and had high hopes for this one. Pours a deep red color with a tiny tiny bit of offwhite head. Appears more like a wine than a beer. Aroma is sour and offensive, nothing that made me eager to try it. Taste likewise is harsh, sour, and bitter. I finished the bottle but I will never buy another one of these ever! BLAH! Alcohol taste extremely pronounced. Overall, not good at all.
thefatmanrocks (22) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
sorely disappointed. Off flavor, horrible smell. I’m letting the other I have sit for a long time before I try this again.
Maurizio (4) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Remember me a Christmas cake... Raisins, nuts... Tasted in Turin during Slow Food exhibition 2004. The best barley wine in that tasting....
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep red colour with a small baige head. Sweet fruity aroma and a sweet light hoppy bitter alcoholic taste. Medium to full body and a sweet warming alcoholic finish.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2008 [12 oz. bottle - 2004 vintage] Clear copper pour with a very thin tan head and lots of carbonation. Light and sweet aroma of malt with some floral notes. Very sweet and fruity flavor with hints of sherry at the beginning that goes to a very thick malty middle and a sweet and chewy finish. The aftertaste is very sweet with lots of alcohol.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle. Pours deep red with a small white head. Aroma of cardboard and floral hops--very nice. Good fruity, hoppy flavor, nice warming as it slides down the throat. One of the more drinkable barleywines I’ve run across.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on bottle,2004 edit.) it´s a very sweet sent that hits the nose at first, you wait; and it´s still very fruity and sweet. Tons of goodies in a bole. Trying hard, ther´s some alcoholsmell too. The mouth feel is filled with the alkohol, urprising from the absense in sent and then rot, fruits and rice(sorry) The finish is unfinished, mshy/malty/appelish and a bit of the alcohol, needs, no surprie, ageing.
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Orange colour with a small fast disappearing head.
Sweet aroma with lots of sherry, plums, alcohol and with notes of hops.
Sweet flavour with hops, plums and alcohol.
Nice, but I prefer barley wines with less bitterness.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber-red with minimal head. Alcohol, cognac, over-ripe fruit, solid hop presence, medium to full bodied. This is a good beer for sipping - but I can’t say I’m a huge fan of american style Barley wine.